Statewide Reconciliation Forums

Reconciliation Victoria organises three statewide reconciliation forums each year. These are open to anyone who has an interest in progressing meaningful reconciliation in Victoria - all welcome!

We try to vary the themes, locations and speakers for each forum, with one residential forum in a regional location each year, plus two one-day forums in a metro Melbourne location. One of these metro Melbourne forums is combined with our Annual General Meeting.

Upcoming Forum

Coming Together: Reflecting on Reconciliation and Celebrating Culture

Date: Saturday October 27, 2018

Location: Darebin Creek Environment Centre (The Gleeson Centre) Darebin Parklands, Corner Separation Street and Yarana Road, Alphington, Victoria

Join us to reflect on the past year and future of reconciliation and to celebrate culture through music and a guided walk on the Spiritual Healing Trail at Darebin Parklands. The day will include:

• Reconciliation Victoria and ANTaR Victoria AGMs

• A Guided Cultural Walk with Uncle Trevor Gallagher

• Entertainment and Food

A full program of the day is available here.

This event is free and all welcome to register for this event. We ask that non-Aboriginal people consider contributing towards costs of this event if possible - any amount helps (you will have a chance to choose your donation amount, if any when you reserve your ticket). 

Please note bookings are limited to 5 tickets per person.

Click here to reserve your ticket!

Most Recent Forum

Reconciliation Victoria held our annual Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum on August 18 at MAYSAR in Fitzroy. The focus of the well-attended forum was “Advocating with Local and State Government”, and the 60 participants included representatives from 15 Local Reconciliation Groups and a number of local councils, as well as many new faces from across the state.

After a warm and engaging Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Colin Hunter followed a moving presentation of the MAYSAR story and an update about the Treaty Process from Diana David of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission (VTAC).

ANTaR Victoria presented their newest campaign - a State Government Election Scorecard (available on their website) and then followed the ‘Working with Local Government‘ session, which included practical advice on effectively engaging with councils to progress reconciliation. Several speakers highlighted the importance of supporting treaty with local candidates in the lead up to the Victorian State Election.

After lunch, Reconciliation Victoria, Local Reconciliation Groups and other members of the network had an opportunity to share an update on our work and progress since the last forum (including upcoming changes to RecVic’s organisational structure).  See full report here

A toolkit for community members to engage with local government was developed from the valuable ideas and messages presented at the forum.

Find out more about previous statewide reconciliation forums.